University of Calgary

Celebrating 30 years of innovation in science and technology

UToday HomeFebruary 14, 2013

By Meghan Ockey, Innovate Calgary

Innovate Calgary President Peter Garrett (front left) and University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon (front middle) celebrate 30 years of innovation. Photo by Brad WatsonInnovate Calgary President Peter Garrett (front left) and University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon (front middle) celebrate 30 years of innovation. Photo by Brad WatsonOn Feb. 7, Innovate Calgary hosted an event honoring leaders in the university and Calgary technology community.

The company, along with the University of Calgary, celebrated those individuals with patents issued over the past 30 years through Innovate Calgary. With over 250 names on the list, it is clear that growth and innovation is part of Calgary’s history, and continues to be part of its story.

“To have a patent issued is a significant achievement and validates the relevance and caliber of research and innovation being conducted in our community,” explained Innovate Calgary President, Peter Garrett.

“Innovate Calgary is proud to be working with these innovators and this event, which will become an annual tradition for Innovate Calgary, is intended to provide recognition for innovators with milestone achievements and to raise their profile within the community.”

A permanent fixture of recognition was unveiled in the Alastair Ross Technology Centre to honor those who have had patents issued through the company, and to showcase their contribution to science and technology.

“The University of Calgary is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of these talented researchers, and we are pleased to partner with Innovate Calgary to promote commercialization,” said University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon.

“A focus on knowledge translation contributes to the university’s already significant impact on the economy, aligns our research across disciplines, and supports our Eyes High goal to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by our 50th anniversary in 2016.”

This event was a highlight on the calendar for Innovate Calgary, and one which celebrates the acceleration, facilitation and support of innovation and advanced technology in Southern Alberta.

As Innovate Calgary recognizes the past and present, their eyes will remain focused on the future, aligning with the University of Calgary’s Eyes High strategy and the common goals of the City of Calgary and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.